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It’s almost Thanksgiving, and there’s SO much to be thankful for.  Mom and I have many blessings in our lives.  We’re super grateful that we were fine through the storms, and we continue to say prayers for our friends and family members who are still dealing with the sadness and nightmares of what the storm left behind. 

I have a lot of friends to thank today. A ton of awards came our way last week. And I even won a Thanksgiving contest!

Oh and Mom is kind of a winner, too. Her story came out in Turtle Magazine.

It looks really cute with all the fancy illustrations, and she is proud and excited and Blah. Blah. Blah…

But seriously – back to me and my awards. 

Thank you to Chelsea for sending us The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. She inspires us, too. To see some Inspiring facts about me, click here. If you’re inspiring, feel free to take the badge and tell 7 Inspiring things about yourself.

Thank you to AngelsWhisper for another Super Sweet Award.  Mom says there’s no such thing as too sweet. To see my Super Sweet questions and answers, click here. If you are Super Sweet, feel free to take the badge and answer the questions on your blog.

Thank you to Chuck and the Collies for giving us The Champion of the Heart Award. Such a special award from the brave and beautiful Trevor.

Thank you to Misaki for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. It has stars and everything. Plus a ton of rules!

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favourite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check the FAQ on The Thought Palette.

Whew! That’s a lot of rules (to break), but I can handle it! Feel free to take this badge and follow the rules, if you like stars (and rules). 

Mom sent in my picture for a What Am I Thankful For contest at Pawsitively Pets and I won third place! Yay me! Here’s what I know about numbers – 3 is bigger than 1 and 2. That makes me the biggest winner of all! Thanks Lily and Ann!  Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

Comments on: "Winning!" (47)

  1. Catherine Johnson said:

    Congrats, Cupcake that’s pawsitively pawesome! 😉

  2. Congratulations on all the deserved awards, Cupcake and congratulations to your mom for her story, it looks very nice. I haven’t seen you with glasses before, but they look very cute and wise on you. I’m happy that you survived the storm. Happy Thanksgiving to you too 🙂

  3. Way to go Cupcake and Mom, getting the story in the magazine, that’s just fantastic. And all those beautiful awards.. 🙂 You both are real Stars xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  4. Wow Cuppcake, congrats to you and to your mummy!

  5. Congratulations on all your awards, Cupcake! And congratulations to your mom on the publication of her story (which looks VERY well written from what I can see – I love the idea of the shirts wrestling in the dryer and now I really want to read the whole thing!) I like the way you think about numbers – you are right – 3 is bigger that 1 and 2 🙂

  6. Congratulations on all your awards and congratulations on the story being published! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Look at you, winning everything! And yes. Winning in third place is bigger! Grab a turkey leg and celebrate. Have a super duper Happy Thanksgiving. *hugs* 😆

  8. Cupcake! I’m so proud of you! Look at all those new awards and one of them has CUPCAKES all over it…yum…also a BIG “yay” for your Mom too with her story being published. You girls DO have a lot to be thankful for…….each other, being safe through that nasty old storm, and of course that the guy across the hall doesn’t put a scary pumpkin out there for CHRISTMAS! Tee Hee

    Kitty Hugs of Congratulations, Sammy

    • Thanks, Sammy! That guy across the hall is unpredictable. But let’s get one thing clear – if he puts out a freak-head pumpkin I am NOT going outside till its gone. …even if he tries to disguise the freak in a Santa hat!

      Love and licks,

  9. Congratulations to you and to your Mom! So much awards and a third place – that’s just pawesolme!!!… and sure, 3 is more than one…a third place contains 3x the first place ;o)

  10. I just love your photos and blog, cupcake!! Congrats on the wonderful awards too. 🙂

  11. Congrats Cupcake! 😀

  12. How lovely for you AND your mom, Cupcake! Now I have to go in hunt for a copy of Turtle Magazine to add to my collection…;~)

    Donna L Martin

  13. congratulations on all your awards!

  14. Lol wow that is a lot of awards Cupcake! I like your thought process that 3 is bigger than 1 or 2! Hehe. Also, very cool about your mom’s story, grats to her too 🙂

  15. Congratulations to you & your Mom, Cupcake! We hope you have a happy Thanksgiving – love the picture of Charlie Brown & Snoopy at the top of the post. What happy memories of Thanksgivings past!

  16. My word, that is a lot to be thankful for. Well done getting your story published – just brilliant.

  17. Wow Cupcake! You and your mom have had quite a week! Congratulations on all those cool awards, and to your mom for her story — it looks like a very good one 🙂

  18. Congratulations, very well deserved.

  19. Congratulations! 🙂
    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥

  20. Wow, that is quite a list of things to be grateful for! Congratulations to you and your mom!

  21. YOu deserve all those awards and many, many more. We are glad you like the award and we love your blog and you!
    The Collies! 🙂

  22. whoa! So much excitement going on in this post! Congrats on the awards. And cupcake you look so studious…she is really one for her studies isn’t she!?

    • Thanks, Kirbysdawgblog! Mom does make me study a lot. It’s because of my tiny brain. Glasses make me look smarter, and that’s half the battle…. Right?

      Love and licks,

  23. PAWSOME job you guys – congratulations! xox

  24. […] My friends at Collies of the Meadow awarded me the Blog of the Year Award. I could add another star to my former badge, if Mom could figure out how. Those collies make so much mischief, they may have stolen the stars. (Ginger is like that, sometimes…) To see the rules for this award, click here. […]

  25. […] are happy, but being happier is even better. Can’t have too many blessings! Am I […]

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